Visiting the LSST Project Office

LSST's Project Management Office is on the 5th floor of Steward Observatory on the University of Arizona campus.

LSST Project Office
933 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721
Main: 520-881-2626
Fax: 520-881-2627
Email: contact@lsst.org

NOAO
950 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
Main: 520-318-8001

Head of Safety:
520-318-8481
cgessner@lsst.org

DIRECTIONS TO LSST
From Tucson Airport                                                                    From Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

TRANSPORTATION

Car hire, bus, and shared ride options.

UA Parking Map PARKING
LSST may be able to arrange parking in an NOAO lot or in the University of Arizona's Second Street Garage. Contact LSST to request visitor parking and parking instructions.

ACCOMODATIONS

For accomodations while in Tucson; please contact Sandra Ortiz at sortiz@lsst.org or (520) 318-8484 or Glenaver Charles-Emerson at glenaver@lsst.org or (520) 318-8351.  This will ensure you receive the best rate available and that your expenses are both allowable and fully refundable.

Radisson Suites Tucson provides a discounted corporate rate to visitors of LSST. Use the above link to make your reservation online. The room rate includes a king suite, free internet, and full American breakfast buffet. For an additional fee of $15 each way, the hotel will provide shuttle service to and from Tucson International Airport. This service must be requested at the time room reservations are made. The hotel also provides free shuttle service to and from the University of Arizona campus and within a three-mile radius of the hotel. Arrangements for this service can be made at the front desk.

Other Area Hotels: Tucson Marriott University Park, Aloft Tucson University (LSST Rate: $99/night)

DINING and SHOPPING
Student Unions
Main Gate Square

WEATHER INFORMATION AND TIPS

  • Stay Hydrated: Tucson's intense heat and low humidity make dehydration a real danger. Drink sufficient water to replenish what has been lost via perspiration, respiration, etc. If you are engaged in physical activity that causes heavy perspiration, you may need to replenish electrolytes as well as fluid.
  • Protection from the Sun: protecting skin from UV rays is vital if you plan to be outside for extended periods of time. The sun's rays are most intense from 10am to 3pm. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15+ and wear long sleeves, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses during these hours.
  • Signs of Heat-Related Illness:
    • Dehydration: headache, fatigue, lightheadedness
    • Heat cramps: muscle cramps
    • Heat exhaustion: nausea, dizziness, fainting
    • Heat stroke: lack of perspiration, confusion (call 911 as heat stroke can be life threatening)
  • Desert Storms: From the middle of June to the end of September, Tucson experiences intense rains, lightning, flash flooding, dust storms, and damaging winds. Be aware of developing storm conditions and seek shelter during a storm.
    • Lightning: If you are outside, do not seek shelter under a tree and avoid being taller than your surroundings. If you are in a building stay away from windows and avoid using electrical appliances.
    • Flash Flooding: Run-off from monsoon rains turns dry washes into rushing rivers. Never attempt to drive across a flooded area. Either wait for the water to recede or choose an alternate route.

Heat in the Southwest

Monsoon Safety

National Weather Service Tucson

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. 
 

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